The Matrix parents guide

The Matrix

Life isn't always as it appears.

Overall B-

Like many philosophers of old, Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) wonders about life and the meaning of reality. The daytime computer programmer assumes a second identity by night (called Neo) and hacks systems hoping to uncover some answers. Unfortunately, all he finds is more questions after he meets the beautiful Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and mysterious Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne).

Release date March 31, 1999

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C
Substance Use B

Why is The Matrix rated R? The MPAA rated The Matrix R for sci-fi violence and brief language.

Run Time: 133 minutes

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The Matrix
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Matrix rated R? The Matrix is rated R by the MPAA for sci-fi violence and brief language.

Violence: Many scenes depict violent conflict, often involving a barrage of guns. Many people are shot, some with blood effects. Other scenes portray property damage with implied deaths. A character kills other characters by “unplugging” them from support equipment. Three men use fantastical torture methods on a character they are holding captive, including having his mouth removed and a “bug” inserted into his navel (we later see the bug removed, with some blood effects). A character in a phone booth appears to be run over by a truck. Characters practice fighting using martial arts techniques.

Sexual Content: A man places his hand on an unconscious woman’s clothed breast. We see obscured non-explicit nudity of a male character.

Language: Some scatological and other mild terms are heard. Christian terms of deity are used as expletives.

Drugs/Alcohol: Fantastical drugs are depicted.

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The Matrix
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violent Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Extreme Violence.
Ontario Not Rated Adult Accompaniment
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Matrix is directed by Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski and stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Matrix movie is March 31, 2009. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Matrix / Matrix Reloaded / The Matrix Revolutions
Release Date: 14 October 2014
Warner Brothers releases on Blu-ray the complete Matrix franchise. The package includes:
- The Matrix
- The Matrix Reloaded
- The Matrix Revolutions

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This movie has enjoyed huge success, and has spawned two sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

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